Johnson Victrola Museum

The Johnson Victrola Museum is dedicated to Eldridge Reeves Johnson, founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Phonographs, recordings, trademarks, memorabilia, and other objects highlight the development of Johnson’s business and the history of the sound-recording industry. Thematic and interpretive tours allow guests to learn more about the development of recorded sound and its social effects, while listening to original 78 rpm records. “Then and Now” lets visitors examine historical objects and compare and contrast them with modern counterparts, and “The Man and His Machine” lets visitors learn about the company and how talking machines became popular.
 
Contact Info
Address: 375 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19904. Kent County. Tel: 302-739-9194. Email: michele.restucci@state.de.us. Website: www.history.delaware.gov. Hrs: Wed.-Sat. 9AM-4:30PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Visual Arts.  
SCOUT SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.
 

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